Jay Z Rides The Subway, Chats To Lovely Lady, Goes Viral

How many international rap stars do you know that ride the tube? Well, you probably don't really know any international rap stars, but Ellen Grossman does; she met Jay Z on his way to Brooklyn to perform. 

It was encounters of the cute kind in New York, as Jay Z boarded the subway, only to find an empty seat next to the only person on that tube that didn't know his name: Ellen Grossman. "Are you famous?" she asked Jay Z as he sat next to her on the crowded R Train. "Yes" he replied, before humbly explaining, "Not very famous, you don't know me." Grossman has since become a viral hit, and talking to The Guardian, she said, "My first thought was oh my God there's been a disaster upstairs," and "They were all taking pictures of a man I did not recognise." But, after a nice chat, it seems she realised she was talking to someone of celebrity status. "We had such a nice conversation and then it became obvious during the conversation that he was very famous," Grossman said.

Jay Z wrote his website down for her so she could check him out when she got home. "He did write down on the back of an envelope his website," Grossman said. "When I went and looked at his website I found - of course he highlights his own work - but he just gave tremendous amount of space on it to other artists, collaborations with other people, to just highlighting other people and I appreciated that about him and had that feeling that he was giving me attention in the same way. It was a very positive experience."


Contactmusic

Tags: Jay Z

Advertisement

More Jay Z

Musicians, Celebrities And World Leaders Unite To Fight Poverty At Global Citizen Festival

So there’s SXSW for the hipsters, Coachella for the fashionable crowd… and then there’s the Global Citizen music festival, which has a different vibe altogether....

HBO's "On The Run" Special Has Us Teary-Eyed And Loving Everything About The Carter Family

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run special on HBO was everything we wanted it to be and more. The...

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday...

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris

Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a...

Advertisement

Beyonce Shares Backstage Video From MTV VMAs Featuring An Appearance From Blue Ivy

Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video....

So, How Did the Queen of Pop Spend Her Birthday?

When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be...

Kanye West Goes Off At Jay Pharaoh At Made In America... And He Might Have A Point

So Jay Pharaoh’s Kanye West impersonation from the VMAs is still fresh in everyone’s mind, right? Cool. Just checking. Apparently it was still on West’s...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they...

Advertisement

Comments

Jay Z Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jay Z

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All